Laser Racing in August on Lake Onalaska. Photo by Sam Hyde
Date: Monday November 4, 2019
Time: Program begins at 6:30 pm, preceded by a social hour at 5:30 pm
Location: Days Inn (French Island) 101 Sky Harbour Dr, La Crosse, WI 54603
Room: La Crosse River Room
October 15 through mid-November, there is a Voluntary Waterfowl Avoidance Area in Navigation Pool 7 (West side of Lake Onalaska) marked with white buoys, covers a 3,356-acre section of the lake, and is used by large numbers of migrating waterfowl, particularly canvasbacks.
Waterfowl are sensitive to human activity occurring near their resting and feeding areas. Even relatively distant boating activity may be enough to cause the birds to flush and burn-up valuable energy reserves. Boaters who voluntarily throttle down and avoid concentrations of waterfowl, wherever they occur, will help the birds accumulate fat reserves needed for the remainder of their long migrations.
The LAX Sailing Club is a cooperative of sailboat owners, who share the responsibilities of maintaining the club grounds and various events for sailors.